FCC Releases PN on 3.5 GHz New Federal Portal System and Revision to List of Protected Facilities

On August 21, 2023, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (“WTB”) and the Office of Engineering and Technology (“OET”) released a Public Notice announcing two updates with respect to the 3550-3700 MHz band (“3.5 GHz band”).

  1. New Automated Scheduling Portal

First, the Notice announced that the Department of Defense (“DoD”) has developed an automated system to replace the manual scheduling portal currently used to activate portal-activated dynamic protection areas.  The new system, the Telecommunications Advanced Research and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing System (“TARDyS3”), is a DoD calendar-based tool that will support the expeditious and autonomous communication of scheduled spectrum use information for designated facilities in the 3.5 GHz band.  As noted in NTIA’s Letter to the FCC, Federal spectrum managers will begin using the new TARDyS3 system to schedule operations at covered facilities in the near future.  Accordingly, the FCC directs all certified Spectrum Access Administrators to begin utilizing the TARDyS3 portal and discontinue use of the manual portal, once the TARDyS3 portal is activated.

     2.  Addition of New Federal Facility to the List of Protected Facilities Operated by DoD

Second, the Notice announced that the US Naval Air Station at Patuxent River, Maryland will be added to the list of facilities to be protected by the coordination portal.

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